“I deeply regret ever uttering those words”: Iggy Azalea cancels Pittsburgh Pride performance after homophobia claims

It's not been a great week for the rapper

Iggy Azalea

by Shannon w |
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Iggy Azalea has cancelled her upcoming appearance at the Pittsburgh Pride In The Street event after being accused of making homophobic comments.

She posted a statement to Instagram explaining that the decision was “difficult” and that she now “deeply regrets” her past use of homophobic language.

“I’m a firm believer in equality,” Iggy wrote. “Unfortunately in the past as a young person I used words I should not have.”

Iggy’s decision comes off the back of several LGBT groups pulling out of the event after it was announced that she was performing.

Vanessa Davis from Pittsburgh’s Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network had announced that the group would not take part in the march “due to the insensitive choice of Iggy Azalea as headliner”.

The offensive tweets include comments about “dyke bitches”, and that “when guys whisper in each others ears I always think that's kinda homo”.

Just last week Iggy cancelled her North American tour – after it was initially postponed. So this is basically a horrible week for the singer.

Hopefully she’ll think more before tweeting these type of remarks in future.

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